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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Brunswick LRA Continues to Offset Impact of Pending Closure

  • May 19, 2011
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The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority will negotiate leases with three companies interested in moving into vacant space at Brunswick Naval Air Station, an effort which, if successful, would bring the authority a total of 12 tenants and promises of up to 650 jobs in the coming years.

The authority already has gained commitments from eight firms, including aircraft manufacturer Kestrel Aircraft Co., information technology firm Resilient Communications Corp., and a Swedish maker of medical products, reports the Times Record. Last month a ninth organization, the American Bureau of Shipping, announced it would move to the base.

The three firms the authority will negotiate leases with all come from Maine — the Maine Technology Institute, Lee Auto Group and Jaiden Landscaping. The 3,200-acre base once was responsible for generating an estimated 5,000-plus jobs. It is scheduled to close May 31.

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